Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 30, 2010

Temptation

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Mt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

 

When we ask God not to lead us into temptation we are not saying it is God Who tempts us.  We re asking God for His power to keep By praying these words we’re asking God to keep us from returning to our sinful ways.  Over our lives we develop sinful habits.  Habits are hard to break.  We are asking God to help us break those sinful habits.  Sinful habits put us into the hands of Satan – the evil one.  To be delivered from the snares of Satan we need God’s help in breaking the habit patterns that lead us to sin.  We are living in a world that is evil.  We are surrounded by evil.  We have watered down the meaning of the word “evil.”  Evil is anything that separates us from God.  Anything that is no done, said or thought in the perfect love of God is evil.  By this definition we can see how evil we are and how much we need God’s help to save us, not only from the evil one, but from ourselves as well.

 

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